The Birkbeck Early Modern Society’s 6th Annual Students’ Conference

SCIENCE, MAGIC and RELIGION

 A one day conference to mark the retirement from Birkbeck of

Prof. Michael Hunter 

Saturday 2 February 2013, 10.45-16.30

Malet St, Room B33

 

There is no charge to attend this conference but if you are coming please e-mail our secretary Laura Jacobs to register at bbkems@gmail.com.   Lunch is not provided but you are welcome to bring a packed lunch and eat it in room B04.  Please note that the rooms have changed since we planned to hold this event in the autumn.

 

10.45 Coffee and teas, room B30
11.15 Key Note SpeechProf. Michael Hunter, ‘Reflections on My Career as an Early Modern Historian’ 
12.30 Lunch and coffee and teas, room B30
13.30 Panel One: Natural PhilosophyChair: tbc 

Maria Kirk, ‘ “The Thoughts Feasted”: Margaret Cavendish and the Consumption of Knowledge’

 

Clare Fitzpatrick, ‘A Drop from Henry More’s An Antidote to Atheism (1653)’

 

14.40 Coffee and teas, room B30
15.00 Panel Two: Witchcraft and KingcraftChair tbc 

Rachel White, ‘ “All their witchcrafts at my fingers endes”: Thomas Nashe, The Terrors of the Night, and the Trial of the Witches of Warboys’

 

Stephen Brogan, ‘Debating the Miraculous Nature of the Royal Touch During the Stuart Restoration, 1660-85’

 

16.10 Closing Remarks: Prof. Michael Hunter
16.20 -18.00 Drinks reception, room B30

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